Match 18 - Prediction of the game


Bangalore and Mumbai are both in the bottom half of the points table. Yet the difference between the two sides has been staggering this season. While Bangalore are in the sixth place in the tally with 2 wins from 3 matches, Mumbai haven't yet won a game after playing 3 fixtures and lie at the ninth position on the table.

The face-off between these teams will be the second fixture of the doubleheader this Saturday. Before their much-anticipated fixture with more on the line for five-time champions than Bangalore, here is a stat-based prediction of how things could look like at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

1. Toss Prediction

Mumbai have won just 1 out of the 3 tosses so far. On the other hand, Bangalore have won 2 out of their 3 tosses in IPL 2022. So predicting Bangalore to win the toss.

2. Win Possibility

Overall the two teams have met each other 29 times. While Mumbai have been victorious on 17 occasions, Bangalore have tasted win on the other 12 occasions which includes a super-over thriller. Going sheerly by that statistic, Mumbai are predicted to win this game. They have had a few positives from their defeats but haven't fired collectively as a unit. The five-time champions might even get their starting XI right after failing to find the combination thrice. Having said that, Bangalore have done well against Mumbai in recent seasons and this will be one cracker-jacker of a game.

3. Team of the Day

Backing Mumbai to end their winless drought this season based on the overall head-to-head advantage that they have over Bangalore. The team of the day is Mumbai.

4. Powerplay score

The average powerplay score in IPL 2022 at this venue has been 39.8. Given the quality of top-order batters in both sides, expecting both teams to at least score above a run-a-ball. So prediction time, both Bangalore and Mumbai will score over 36 runs in the first six overs.

5. Average first innings and second innings score

The average first innings score at the MCA Stadium in IPL 2022 has been 180.66. The average second inning score at this venue is 156.

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